It is official, the Reverend Guy Hewitt was nominated by the DLP St. John branch to enable his contest for the post of President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). After the unprecedented defeat in 2018 a view emerged that the DLP must be prepared to give itself a ‘bush bath’ and to present fresh faces to the electorate in coming elections. In recent weeks the incarceration of former DLP minister Donville Inniss and utterances of former Minister Denis Lowe of CAHILL fame have caused many to wonder if the DLP has what it takes to take fresh guard.
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth”. John 17: 17
To be honest Reverend Guy Hewitt has equipped himself very well since his declaration to oust Verla De Peiza from the position of president of the DLP. In a recent hard talk interview with veteran journalist David Ellis he surprised many with his performance. It is ironic the main arguments from his detractors is that he has not been observing PROCESS. Where was he in the last 3 years. When the party need help. Why did he change his mind a week after saying he was not interest. Why has he been working outside the country. Has he been paying his dues to be a card carrying member of the DLP. Why did he bail from delivering the Errol Barrow Memorial lecture etc etc etc.
To hell with process. Tell it to the Auditor General.
It is obvious to outsiders – DLP members members regard the public offering a perspective on the interesting contest developing between Reverend Guy and incumbent Verla De Peiza as outsiders – the establishment of the DLP is behind Verla De Peiza. Without doing a serious focus group analysis, it is evident to outsiders the bold challenge by Guy is good for the DLP and the country. Win lose or draw, onlookers want to see fresh political entrants who are inspired to challenge the old way of doing things. There is a view the best way for anyone seeking to create change, is to lead the change from within. Those who have been critical of the duopoly and the ensconced culture that has produced two political parties bereft of ideas in 2021- if we are to judge from the current state of the social and economic landscape in recent years- must be smiling a little,
The usual talking heads will say Reverend Guy Hewitt is a political neophyte who has not paid his dues to be deserving of serious consideration for party leadership. On the other side of the debate, others will counter by suggesting leaders emerge in times of crisis and who will deny that the DLP is in crisis at this time? They will say the timing is wrong for the DLP to be engaged in an internal battle for leadership with a maximum of two years to the general election. Those pushing back will suggest the DLP does not have a realistic chance of winning the next general election, it is a better strategy to support purge-letting events and to excoriate political cancers once and for all. To date the DLP has not released a full slate of candidates to suggest to onlookers it is battle ready for 2023. It has been taking too long for the only credible opposition party to show how agile is has been since 2018 to resurrect the party. The sloth management style of former leader Fruendel Stuart appears to be that of Verla De Peiza.
For the ‘outsiders’ we want the best man or woman to win because Barbadians everywhere are vested in the outcome. We are not outsiders. The DLP is the government in waiting, especially with no credible third party to offer serious contest. Is the Reverend Guy Hewitt the man to fuse life into the DLP, a political party that has been unable to offer fresh ideas and programs to the electorate post 2018?
Time will tell!
Will Guy invaginate the DLP
Is a Bush bath washing a fanny before going out for sex
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Fair and balanced analysis
No argument here
So, was our own Lorenzo correct when he referred to Verla as the “night watchman?”
The Guy has a good campaign strategy.
He has a weekly guest column in the Nation, in which, similar to Ezra Alleyne, he uses ‘political spin’ to discuss issues. His article on the Auditor General’s report is a perfect example……… and I’ve noticed he’s been attracting the media’s attention.
This is something Verla or those who are advising her should have thought about.
So what am I see here ?
The same blp operatives who said he had nothing worthwhile to offer beginning to sing Hewitt praises
Guys must know that those whispering in his ears mat not have his best interest or that of the party at heart.
When the bell for election tolls he may discover that some of the voices he heard were now silent or singing in the other choir.
I wish Barbados well I wish him well. I wish Verla well.
Guy must know that those whispering in his ears may not have his best interest or that of the party at heart.
In MY opinion Verla was an attempt to have a woman leader to oppose another woman leader. Big mistake.
Time for Verla to step down and let a a man oppose a woeman.
Bring all the old guard back with you D. Lowe Down Rat cause you guys need another thrashing to get our message across!
The race is on
@ Hants June 28, 2021 8:42 AM
Time for Verla to step down and let a man oppose a woeman. (Unquote)
Nice play on word(s) there, Hants!
Thought you were looking forward eagerly to the female feline fight to be called the Bajan mother of all political battles.
At least, with an all-female boxing match, there would not be a repeat of the attacks the MAM received from the all-male cussing brigade in the 2018 political war called general elections.
Moreover, she would not be asked to run down Broad Street naked to prove she is a wo(e)man or that six is half a dozen when it comes to Twiddle Bee versus Twiddle Dem.
The whole “blogerati” should bow low to the political vision of the Master of all Blogs.
When you saw this coming from far you had your detractors. Amongst such were the DLP yardies.
However, the nature of the business makes it virtually, pun imtended, impossible to readily connect that chronic lack of foresight to current realities. And even if you did no difference would be made.
Good get David.
There are a scenario being discussed. Is the leadership challenge orchestrated to given Verla the appearance of toughness and being a winner?
Bring all the old guard back with you D. Lowe Down Rat cause you guys need another thrashing to get our message across! (Unquote)
Denis the Down Low(e) might be a dirty (doctor) rat alright; but is certainly Not a ‘demon or a monster’.
Despite his track record of lies he is simply carrying, and justifiably so, the candle of Truth to blow in the wind when he states:
There would have to be a reason why a number of us did not get deeply involved in the party after the election. There was a view that we should not be allowed to participate because a lot of people bought into the propaganda of the Government that there was this massive corruption among the last ministers. Now, that has not proven to be so. The Government has not presented
any evidence to the claims they made, and which was the mantra of their campaign.
“The electors were duped. I say that unequivocally,” Lowe said.
The “flawed” fraud for a ‘ratty’ doctor of Divinity might not possess a ‘genuine’ certificate in legal education (LEC) but he is clearly on the ball when he says that MAM was merely pissing on her own moral parade while using political hot air to inflate her ego with a red bag full of tricks.
Now where is that multi-coloured Pied Piper called Mark(ed) Mal(m)oney when he needed most to hold the lamp of Truth?
Hiding in his rat den called Hyatt Lighthouse cum Harlequin whorehouse?
Lowe is spouting BS and you know it.
@ David June 28, 2021 4:45 PM
He, Denis the menace Low(e), is only regurgitating what is still ‘secreted’ in the Big Red Bag.
And even revealed in the Auditor General’s reports which don’t worth what Paddy shot at and euphemistically labelled “Jack Shit” as the bullseye.
Bajan politicians are dismissed by the people for perceived incompetence.
Charges of corruption require a very high level of evidence (as in the case of Donville Inniss) to achieve successful prosecution.
And the current treatment of that Malmoney fella is both judge and jury where the evidence is concerned.
Doc Low(e) is justified in his defence.
The mature political pundits do not buy in to the political rhetoric.
@ David June 28, 2021 5:17 PM
So where is the DPP or even the appointment of a scapegoat Committee aka Commission of Enquiry to put money in the ‘lawyering’ pockets of ‘red’ political friends?
Why no action on the Auditor General’s recommendation of initiating legal action against those involved in the massive BWA heist?
Didn’t the lawyer friends of the previous administration become multi-millionaires at tax payers expense; or to use a Bajan saying, ‘get out licking’ under Fumble?
Who hands the DPP a file?
“There are a scenario being discussed. Is the leadership challenge orchestrated to given Verla the appearance of toughness and being a winner?”
or perhaps the punch and judy show is to make this puppet guy look like a winner
the play drama will grab headlines and publicity in a vacuum of no MPs
but internal party politics should be of interest for party members only
not that i give a shit anyhow
@ David June 28, 2021 5:37 PM
The same hand(s) which has evidence of (alleged) criminal acts.
Moreover, the Constitution empowers the DPP to “institute and undertake” criminal proceedings where allegations of criminal activity involving the resources (and servants) of the Crown are concerned.
Who have made allegations?
@ David June 28, 2021 6:15 PM
The carrier of the Big Red Bag along with the sycophants like Enuff.
Hundreds of voters were duped into the Ponzi scheme of electoral fraud
A contest of leadership for an opposition party with zero seats is pretty much in the background in the scheme of things, it can have no relevance for anything of merit
On a psychoanalytical level politicians have over inflated egos which are easily led into over ambition for power. Guy must have bought into all the praise and is now thinking he is more special than everyone else.
In the short time Reverend Hewitt has come on the scene he has commanded public attention in a way De Peiza has not been able to. What are the qualities a political leader must have to do well on the national stage? Importantly what are the qualities De Peiza must have to successfully lead the DLP to government against a dominant and battle hardened political foe in the form of Mia Mottley.
Yes he has done exceptionally well on commanding public attention
Also he has galvanized the forces of all the members that are supporters of Verla a river he must cross in order to become leader of the Party
Something dramatic will have to occur for the reverend to beat De Peiza. From all reports she already has the support of 15 of the 30 constituency councils and the overseas UK and US support.
DavidJune 29, 2021 5:32 AM
Something dramatic will have to occur for the reverend to beat De Peiza. From all reports she already has the support of 15 of the 30 constituency councils and the overseas UK and US suppor
In any case Verla can’t take any thing to chance
Hilary Clinton is an example
She will win her internal elections but to what end? Has she secure the support of Kellman in St. Lucy yet?
Worrell however maintained that the challenge is good for the party and De Peiza, whom he said is “coming out above and growing in the process”.
The blogmaster listened with rap attention to Andre Worrell yesterday, he listed Depeizaâs crowning achievement as improving the physical structures at George Street which includes a library and readying the auditorium to be a revenue earner. The other point of interest is that Hewittâs body of work is serving as High Commissioner to the UK under a DLP regime.
Verla Depeize is and will always be a political lightweight.
That she is likely to see off her challenger speaks to the wider crisis of socalled democracies globally.
We see kakistocrats everywhere being the cream of the crop and highly doubt anything different will ensue under Hewitt.
Verla pointing to numbers trending upward showing growing support for the DLP must be distilled in context. It is a correction from the unpopular Stuart years. There is a similarity between Depeiza and Mascoll that is uncanny.
“Verla pointing to numbers trending upward showing growing support for the DLP must be distilled in context.”
I agree with you.
Remember when, prior to the 2018 general elections when the DEMS were bragging about an increasing amount of people were joining the party, yet, such increases were not evident in the vote count.
Never called him a monster nor a demon, did I? I called him a rat, a political ANIMAL of the wrong kind. Human beings are animals too, are they not? So indeed, he is a flawed human being!
We dismissed Donville and he will not be around to contest the next election. We have dismissed Dennis Lowe and here he wants to insult us by coming again. He KNOWS that he was one of the main reasons the whole party was dismissed.
He may be correct that the red bag has turned yellow but we know why that is and it is not because there was no evidence inside.
We had the extremely detailed Lowe Down long before Mia waved the red flag bag.
And he was long gone before she ever said a word!
So you may foolishly try to throw my words at me but your weak throw will land them at your feet, as usual.
We see nothing strange about such an easily predictable sameness.
“In the short time Reverend Hewitt has come on the scene he has commanded public attention in a way De Peiza has not been able to. What are the qualities a political leader must have to do well on the national stage?”
are you referring to the cult of personality in politics
is political debate only about one liners zingers soundbites to win
is it about total destruction of the opponent enemy on the same team
is it about spreading dirt and dirty tricks to win by hook and crook
politics is about self gain and fuck the people who are the losers
nobody want’s boring competent girly swots they want WWE wrestling antics to cheer and boo a smackdown fight like children
Hewitt is a potential rival for our Supreme Leader. We must do everything we can to prevent him from entering Parliament in the first place.
I recommend that our Supreme Leader take a closer look at the extent to which he smoldered in white luxury in London as Ambassador while Barbados was mired in shit from 2008 to 2018. In any case, I am not aware of Hewitt ever criticizing the unspeakable conditions in Barbados at that time, which very much promoted racism because outsiders got the impression that islanders could not fend for themselves without a massa.
Fortunately, those dark days are over. Fortunately, those dark days are over. Since our Supreme Leader seized power, Barbados is shining brightly and the civilisational achievements of the island and its people are the talk of the town.
TronJune 29, 2021 2:58 PM
Hewitt is a potential rival for our Supreme Leader. We must do everything we can to prevent him from entering Parliament in the first place.
You have summed it up in a nutshell.
Source: Nation News
Borrowing money to repay debt is just as bad or even worst than not repaying at all especially when there is no plan or having a sustainable plan of repaying
Saying that govt policy of Borrowing is a method of stabilization is political poop.
Until govt has a plan on hand that can repay the money borrowed the end result is likened to traveling up hill with heavy buckets of mud on feet
Govt cannot continue on a path of Borrowing when a policy of repayment is necessary to stem the flow of increasing debt
Do you know if the “Paul Gibson (St James Central)” is the same ‘Paul Gibson’ who ‘ran’ for Solutions Barbados, subsequently joined the People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) as that party’s spokesman on health?
If it’s him, then, he just another political opportunist.
Yes he is, works in pharmaceuticals?
Okay, David…… yes, he’s a pharmacist.
It is reported that Barrow decided his loss may have been a good thing.
Perhaps he recognised he needed a reminder that he served at the people’s pleasure.
All politicians have a tendency to get too big for their boots if they get too comfortable in office.
One thing we know is – power tends to corrupt. One saying that has been proven over and over. We may get tired of hearing it but we forget it at our peril.
In any job there is a tendency for complacency to set in after 5 or 10 years (?) or for gaps in skill sets to be exposed because of the fast moving environment. The job of a politician can be no different. The power of recall is important if we are serious about reform to the governance system.